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Post by strangerthanfiction on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:04 pm

For the college-bound among the forum:
1) When is/was your orientation? Mine was last week and it was freakin' amazing. Also, what sort of stuff do/did you get to do (if you have any ideas about what will happen).
2) What classes are you taking? I'm taking:
Basic Astronomy (ridiculously excited for this)
Enjoyment of Theatre
Brit Lit II (because Brit Lit I was all full)
Honours course about the Criminal Justice System in America
Honours course about World Literature to 1700 (oh boy, Odyssey/Inferno all over again eh?)
Aaannnddd a gen ed introductory course, but since I'm in the honours version I get to pick a section and mine is SCIENCE AND RELIGION which should make for some hellishly interesting debates ^_^
SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!
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Post by The Prez on Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:41 am

I just came back from mine yesterday and was actually going to start a thread, so YAY Alex! Basically, I'm a History major trying to become a teacher which is apparently the most cramped schedule ever. Basically, I will always have 17 hours each semester, I have no electives, BUT on the bright side I will only take five courses throughout college that are not History, Education, or Social Studies related.

Basically:
-Sociology (5 hours a week!)
-Anthropology (this is my Life Science Requirement)
-Communications I (this is my English as I tested out of Comp, but didn't get any credit for it, which in my case is completely useless)
-Statistics (this is my Quantative Reasoning Course, the other will be Sociological Research Methods which I will take in the Spring)
-Early European History

I might be taking one more course, its a Social Studies if I am. So downsides: I got little to no choice in what courses I took, they are all required of my major. I also can have no electives meaning that I will mean: after Statistics I will never have a Math, Science, or Literature Sad course again Sad.
Upsides: All History, all the time. No labs! No Chemistry! And no Calculus! Plus, all my classes are on the Quad which is two blocks from my dorms so I can walk to all my classes.

Note: History Majors don't have what I have ONLY History Majors with the Education Requirement, which will mean I will take Educational Psychology, Educational Policy, Student Teach for a semester, and 50 hours of tutoring by February 1st, 2011.
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Post by dohnage18 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:20 pm

Do you want to teach high school or college? Because that's what I'm actually looking into doing with the rest of my life.

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Post by strangerthanfiction on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:35 pm

So glad I am not teaching. It's all everybody ever asks me. "What are you majoring in?" "English." "So you're gonna teach?" ARGHHHHHH NOOO I WILL NEVER TEACH I HAVE NO PATIENCE TO TEACH!!!!

Ahem.

I also get straight into my English courses because I don't have to take English 101, English 102 or English 105 (which is like honours English) because I pwned AP Lang enough to get out of those. So I'm starting with a 300-level course <3 SO EXCITED!!!
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Post by dohnage18 on Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:20 am

I'm going to have to take English 101 wherever I go because I chickened out of AP Lang. Hopefully I'll never have to take general ed history though because of AP US and AP Gov.

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Post by strangerthanfiction on Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:19 pm

I don't get any credit (technically speaking) for AP US because American History isn't a gen ed. However, if I score well enough on AP Euro and AP Gov, then I get to bypass soc gen eds =]
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Post by The Prez on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:48 am

Teaching requires Psych, which most schools want a 9 for. English teachers get electives, Social Studies don't Sad . Dohn, depending on your college it might be different. High School is what I want to teach.
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Post by strangerthanfiction on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:57 am

I'm probably going to end up taking a crapload of creative writing courses and hopefully in the future I'll get to go to graduate school somewhere good -- if I'm smart enough. I need to learn a lot.
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